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Bearing Much Fruit: Benevolence ministry seeing abundant fruit
Jul22

Bearing Much Fruit: Benevolence ministry seeing abundant fruit

DEL CITY—Wilson Beardsley helped save a “sheep,” but then couldn’t find her; then his search for the first sheep led him to another lost sheep, whose cry for help led him to another life-changing encounter with Christ. But then, that’s pretty much how the life of this 88-year-old energetic soul winner—who estimates he has baptized more than 4,000 new believers in his 43 years of ministry at Del City, First Southern—has played out....

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Partnership missions:  DR spring storm cleanup effort crosses 70-day, 620-job mark
Jul09

Partnership missions: DR spring storm cleanup effort crosses 70-day, 620-job mark

After almost 70 days of directing the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma’s (BGCO) response to spring storms and heavy rains,  (BGCO) Disaster Relief Director Sam Porter said he has hopes of closing the books on the effort by the third week of this month and giving his volunteer base some rest. “I hope to have it wrapped up in a couple of weeks,” he said recently, but we still have 37 (mud out) jobs yet to do.” And, that was after...

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A Cut Above
Jun22

A Cut Above

Dedication of Jordan Welcome Center, other facilities propels Falls Creek into future DAVIS—Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) Executive Director-Treasurer Anthony L. Jordan and his family were honored June 11 as about 150 friends, supporters and fellow workers gathered at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center to dedicate the Jordan Welcome Center (JWC). The evening was a bitter sweet one for Jordan, whose mother, Norma,...

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Driven to Serve
May19

Driven to Serve

OK Baptists serve school, communities after storms From hosting students from a flooded elementary school to feeding hungry victims of storm-ravaged areas, personally ministering to storm victims and cleaning up the debris left behind by those storms which generated tornadoes in Bridge Creek, Oklahoma City and Norman, Oklahoma Southern Baptists have been busy since May 6. Del City, First Southern opened up its entire second floor of...

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Mission in Medford revitalizes church, town
May12

Mission in Medford revitalizes church, town

MEDFORD—When you have just about as many volunteers turn out for a city-wide clean-up project as your average Sunday worship attendance, it’s bound to revitalize your congregation. And, in fact, that was the whole idea behind ReVitalize Weekend, May 1-2 in this town of just more than 1,000 in Cherokee Strip Association as members of Medford, First led Mission in Medford (MnM), the first of what the association’s director of missions,...

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